Government to spend over R700m on state buildings, ministers' houses

Government to spend over R700m on state buildings, ministers' houses

The state is planning to renovate and spruce up government buildings and the homes of ministers - plans that will reportedly cost the public around R750 million. Carpeting, kitchen alterations and gates are some of the planned renovations money will be thrown at.

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The government plans to spend almost R750 million to revamp government-owned buildings and homes that ministers live in.

According to TimesLIVE, these plans will be funded by none other than the public purse.

The planned renovations was announced by Minister of Public Works, Thulas Nxesi.

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Some of the spruce-up-plans include carpeting at the Union Buildings that will cost about R5 million, alterations to a bathroom and kitchen for a ministerial home in Cape Town that will cost about R1 million, and a further R29 million for gates and a dog house.

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Naturally these expenses will cause outrage in South Africa - unemployment is saddeningly high and the public's morale is at a serious low.

Such unnecessary spending will be seen as wasteful and completely fruitless.

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Briefly.co.za gathered the Department of Public Works was not available for comment on the plans yet.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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